“The researchers contend in the paper published in the journal Nature that the social cost of carbon on the global economy is actually about $220 for each ton of carbon dioxide emitted, a far cry from the $37 calculated by the U.S. government.”
— The Real Social Cost of Carbon, Green Biz
See our Energy E-Guide #1, which focuses on Community Solar Gardens and three stories about energy that should become a bigger part of our conversations with neighbors.
The Minneapolis Climate Action Plan outlines how policy-makers, residents and businesses will help defray the issues of global warming. This “Energy” category looks at how Minneapolis is building a more sustainable future, and why: from LEED housing and commercial buildings … to the creation of solar energy.
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- Would I benefit from solar?
- Energy field of Nate Hagens
- How a Lynnhurst homeowner transformed energy use
- Spotlight: Edison High School
- Q&A: Tim Springer, energy-efficient landlord
- Q&A: Timothy DenHerder-Thomas, Cooperative Energy Futures
- About the Lake Street Energy Challenge
- Q&A series with Xcel Energy about community solar
- Minneapolis Sustainable Design: Where Is It?
See the About Design section for much more on our sustainable future.
- Energy saving tips from Minnesota Energy Resources — includes a tool to calculate your energy use profile (its rebate and energy efficiency programs do not serve Minneapolis, but it offers good resources for education)
- The data of Cecilia Martinez and Shalini Gupta are requiring local and global energy conversations to include more than clean air and water
- Doable: 70% renewables by 2050
- Solar and Wind Energy directory of developers, compiled by Clean Energy Project Builder
- Metro CERTS is offering funding for short-term and deeper-term projects that accelerate the development of energy-efficiency projects at the local level. If this sounds like something you might be interested in for your community group, click here.